Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun Any of certain light cavalry or infantry troops trained for rapid maneuvers.
  • noun A hunter.
  • noun A uniformed footman.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A huntsman.
  • noun A soldier.
  • noun A domestic in the households of persons of rank in Europe, who wears a huntsman's or a semi-military livery, and performs the duties of a footman.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Mil.) One of a body of light troops, cavalry or infantry, trained for rapid movements.
  • noun An attendant upon persons of rank or wealth, wearing a plume and sword.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun A soldier equipped for rapid movement; also, any of several light infantry regiments, especially in France.
  • noun A servant or attendant.
  • noun A hotel messenger, especially in France.
  • noun A style of cooking in which meat is cooked with a sauce containing mushrooms, shallots and white wine

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[French, from Old French chaceor, from chacier, to pursue; see chase.]

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

From French chasseur.

Examples

  • The chasseur was a tall, meagre, swarthy Spaniard or mulatto, lightly clad in cotton shirt and drawers, with broad straw-hat and moccasins of raw hide; his belt sustaining his long, straight, flat sword or _machete_, like an iron bar sharpened at one end; and he wore by the same belt three cotton leashes for his three dogs, sometimes held also by chains.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 05, No. 28, February, 1860

  • The chasseur was a tall, meagre, swarthy Spaniard or mulatto, lightly clad in cotton shirt and drawers, with broad straw hat, and moccasins of raw-hide; his belt sustaining his long, straight, flat sword or _machete_, like an iron bar sharpened at one end; and he wore by the same belt three cotton leashes for his three dogs, sometimes held also by chains.

    Black Rebellion Five Slave Revolts

  • a yard of him a Luxembourgeois whom he had known as his chasseur in a big hotel in Paris.

    The Soul of the War

  • In the evening, the menu takes on more of a bistro persona, with a la carte offerings spanning the gamut from burgers, roast chicken and baked fish to tasty "chasseur" hotpots of mussels steamed in wine (moules marinieres this would be called in France).

    News On Japan

  • "chasseur" style of oratory -- now skirmishing on the outskirts of an opponent's position, then rallying on some strange point, pouring in a rattling fire, standing firm against a charge, and ever displaying a perfect independence of action and a disregard of partisan drill.

    Perley's Reminiscences, v. 1-2 of Sixty Years in the National Metropolis

  • Three Random Words: un chasseur de têtes (m) = headhunter un ramasse-crottes (m) = pooper-scooper faisable (adj) = doable

    French Word-A-Day:

  • Three Random Words: un chasseur de têtes (m) = headhunter un ramasse-crottes (m) = pooper-scooper faisable (adj) = doable

    French Word-A-Day:

  • Three Random Words: un chasseur de têtes (m) = headhunter un ramasse-crottes (m) = pooper-scooper faisable (adj) = doable

    mauvais perdant - French Word-A-Day

  • La plume de l'écrivain est aux pensées ce que le filet du chasseur est aux papillons.

    Savoir Vivre

  • La plume de l'écrivain est aux pensées ce que le filet du chasseur est aux papillons.

    Savoir Vivre

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